Solutions Architect

Equinix (Switzerland) GmbH

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    09 April 2024
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Solutions Architect

Who are we?

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company®, operating over 250 data centers across the globe. Digital leaders harness Equinix's trusted platform to bring together and interconnect foundational infrastructure at software speed. Equinix enables organizations to access all the right places, partners and possibilities to scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences and multiply their value, while supporting their sustainability goals. 


A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.  

Solutions Architect

Job Summary

As a recognized global leader in its industry, Equinix employs dedicated, driven experts who take pride in their work. When you choose to work for Equinix, you’re not just picking a job; you’re embarking on a career. You’re not just working at a company; you’re joining a vital, global team.

Equinix Switzerland is hiring a Global Solution Architect located in Zurich.

Within the COO office, this role will be responsible for providing technology and solution-based thought leadership, bridging the network, data center and Cloud/IT infrastructure into repeatable offers.  The Global Solution Architect will be responsible for supporting strategic sales engagements, driving thought leadership in a cross functional manner, and supporting the global strategy of Equinix. The candidate will support key initiatives that include, but are not limited to, strategic sales engagements, development of offers, repeatable solutions, and use cases, focused on the five sales verticals within the Equinix Ecosystem (Network, Financial, Cloud, Content/Digital Media, and Enterprise).


  • Provide strategic support for Equinix global sales organizations

  • Understand the goals of the company and position, and effectively develop strategies to meet those goals

  • Operate in a three-tiered engagement account engagement model that includes demand capture, demand creation and professional services touch points

  • For assigned projects, define scope, plans and deliverables including  cost projections and proposed implementation dates

  • Research, analyze, recommend and implement new technologies, standards, processes, tools and techniques.  Research, evaluate and stay current on emerging tools, techniques and technologies

  • Create systems infrastructure portions of information/technology plans based on an understanding of the customer's organizational strategic direction, technical context and business needs

  • Under minimal direction, lead and coordinates the design, development, implementation support and optimization of infrastructure systems that enable and support Equinix business

  • Review other infrastructure system designs to select appropriate technology, ensure efficient use of resources and ensure integration of multiple systems and technologies

  • Coach and provide technical leadership to others on network designs, platform sizing, infrastructure system design and the application of new technologies and project management methodologies

  • Provide technical support for marketing initiatives through participation in proposals and marketing studies

  • Identify, develop, update and enforce standards and procedures

  • Interface with resources in the CIO, CTO, CMO and CSO organizations on system infrastructure problems, technical concerns, and financial issues

Job Competencies / and proficiency levels (future)

  • Adaptability

  • Change Management

  • Collaboration

  • Cost Estimation

  • Fostering Innovation

  • Initiative

  • Innovation

  • Open Communication

  • Organizational Understanding

  • Professional Development

  • Professionalism

  • Quality

  • Reliability

  • Risk Management

  • Technical Expertise


  • Proven years of experience preferred in the functional technical domains of Network, Data Center, enterprise IT systems.  Ideal candidate will have a background in pre-sales designing/consulting, designing network architectures, the discipline of Enterprise Architecture and enterprise resource planning

  • Proven years of experience preferred in Solutions selling and technical support experience in the high-tech industry preferably in the network, cloud and/or data center markets

  • Substantial telecommunications experience required; technical and commercial knowledge of network operator topology and architecture and IP routing strongly preferred

  • Thought leader who is innovative, entrepreneurial, well respected and actively sought out

  • Recognized in the industry through channels such as social media, authoring white papers, or public speaking engagements

  • Candidates will have a strong technical expertise in one of the following domains:

o   Networking

  • Substantial telecommunications experience required; technical and commercial knowledge of Tier 1/2 ISPs topology and architecture and IP routing is required

  • Proficient in router and switch features and configuration, BGP and other routing protocols, performance measurement, tuning and scaling, and reliability and security techniques

  • Experience with Network Peering, CDN’s, fault tolerant designs, and QOS mapping

  • Proficient with common networking telecom concepts: routing and switching protocols, MPLS and IPVN services

o   Cloud Computing

  • Public, Private and Hybrid cloud services and deployment methodology

  • SDN, OpenStack, OpenFlow and network automation and virtualization

o   Enterprise IT

  • Must have a thorough understanding of, and experience with, servers, storage, layer 3 networking and enterprise software.  Solid understanding of the entire OSI stack

  • Software and Database system development

  • Storage Platform technologies (SAN/NAS) including Hardware and Software (EMC/NetApp/Sun/IBM/HP/VMware/Citrix/Brocade/Juniper)

  • Must have a thorough understanding of the implication of common IT product on system designs: servers, storage, layer 3 networking, and enterprise software

Required Education

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent industry experience

  • Possesses  an undergraduate degree in a related field (business, technical, professional

  • Certifications highly regarded

  • Advanced industry certifications in lieu of degree (i.e Cisco, VMware, MS, AWS)

Other Requirements

  • Employee will exhibit confidence and influence when presenting verbal and written proposals to prospects, structuring consulting agreements, and be comfortable developing SOWs and related consulting deliverables

  • Employee will be comfortable speaking at conferences, acting as an authority in his field, and prospecting from industry events

  • Employee must be comfortable handling all phases of a consulting engagement, and will ideally show potential to attract and manage additional talent over time

  • Employee must exhibit a ‘Consultative based’ mindset

  • Demonstrate strong listening and collaboration skill for uncovering unmet customer technology-based needs and translating the requirements into strategic solutions

  • High motivation level and appetite for fast-paced team environment; readily adaptable to changing market and organization Requirements

  • Results oriented

Equinix is committed to ensuring that our employment process is open to all individuals, including those with a disability. If you are a qualified candidate and need assistance or an accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.

Equinix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and, in the U.S., an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to unlawful consideration of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, sex, pregnancy / childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, age, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, political / organizational affiliation, status as a victim or family member of a victim of crime or abuse, or any other status protected by applicable law.